Civil War

Above, the monument to the Confederate soldiers who died at the Civil War prisoner of war camp at Chicago, Camp Douglas. It stands atop a slight "hill", known as the Confederate Mound, where between 4454, the official number, and possibly as many as 6000 Confederate Prisoners of War are buried in concentric circles. This was a first visit for me, and the rain, and deep slush of the mound, did not invite prolonged picture making, and I also wanted to see this:

Statue of Lincoln in the Gettysburg pose; a copy of a sculpture in Illinois. The stripes are from the rain, which at this point, was plentiful.  Both the statue and the Confederate Monument are in Oak Woods Cemetery, South side of Chicago. 

Later, better images, though the monument, as an overall, with the fog and rain, seems appropriate for a cemetery visit.